Observation 10590: Cantharellus persicinus R.H. Petersen
When: 2008-09-07
No herbarium specimen

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From the Audubon guide to NA trees,
By: Dave in NE PA
2009-12-28 03:52:35 GMT (+0000)

Prunus persica is the peach tree. So I think “persicinus” refers to the color of a peach fruit. Roody refers to the mushroom as the “Peach Chanterelle.”

Is that name related to the color?
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-12-27 04:08:56 GMT (+0000)

There’s also a new Amanita persicina proposed (formerly a variety of A. muscaria) and it has a similar peachy-pink-orange color. Is the persicin root in both names somehow related to the color then?

Color and southern US
By: Dave in NE PA
2009-12-26 15:21:58 GMT (+0000)

occurance seems to agree with C. persicinus. Roody writes that spore size seperates persicinus from cibarius… well, whatever the latter is now being called here in NA.

I’ll post one of my chanterelle pics from last summer so that it’s current species name may be discussed.

What then?
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-09-10 00:22:33 BST (+0100)

What, then, would you say the correct name is for what is generally called C. cibarius?

Audubon Field Guide copywritten 1981
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-09-09 23:12:55 BST (+0100)

Dr. Eric Danell’s research was done in 1995 or so.

C. cibarius in North America
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-09-08 17:45:02 BST (+0100)

According to the Audubon field guide, C. cibarius occurs throughout North America. I’ve personally seen it in southern Canada in multiple locations.

However, the mushrooms shown here do not seem to be C. cibarius due to the reddish tint. Meanwhile C. cinnabarinus is redder than what’s shown. I’d concur with C. roseotinctus except that Google claims that C. roseotinctus doesn’t exist!

Not C. cibarius
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-09-08 08:50:39 BST (+0100)

Sorry to disagree, but according to Dr. Eric Danell, who has actually cultivated C. cibarius, that species does not exist in the United States that is known. Your specimen may well be C. roseotinctus, a species I find but rarely, so I’m not positive about that identification either.

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